Digital transformation in Rwanda: Is it creating a new future of work?
The global phenomenon of digitalization is increasingly going local. Worldwide, informal online platform work is growing, creating new jobs. Rwanda is a unique example. The central African country has seen increasing migration of young people from rural to urban areas. These young people need jobs – and both formal jobs, and more informal work in the gig and platform economy are providing opportunities. But how is this working? Many potential employees need to acquire new skills, including language skills. And can these trends create jobs that are decent and provide social protection?
In this podcast, Elvis Melia of Meliacred, an expert at the German Institute on Development and Sustainability and the lead of a new study funded by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) looks at Rwandan jobs in the digital era.
The future of work podcast series was created on behalf of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).